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Nov 8, 2009 3:00am EST
. the ultimate outcome here is that nancy pelosi has one more vote for obama care and it's going to be a very close vote. so wasn't that counterproductive? >> well, he was not a mod a -- a moderate republican. more than likely to vote for obama-care. if we sat on the sidelines and did nothing, that vote would have been there regardless. so i think we changed the landscape and engaged in a debate and had a fight worth having, and i think it's going to have an impact on future elections in 2010. >> a lot of the democrats are saying this is typical of what is happening in the republican party, the civil war, grassroots, conservatives, who are running against republican moderates, even? districts where conservatives will have a hard time winning. is that the kind of fight we will see in 2010 among republicans. >> it's an example of the civil war in the republican party is a bit of a sore argue: there is only one real republican in the rays, and -- race, and that was doug hoffman. i don't think it's a great example to say there's this struggle within the republican party. i do think the lesson ab
Nov 25, 2009 12:00am EST
, war news. president obama will announce his decision on afghanistan in a primetime speech next week. and he's expected to give general mcchrystal 35,000 more troops, slightly less than the 40,000 the general asked for. the decision will perhaps quiet charges from dick cheney and those on his side that he's dithering on afghanistan. but now the president will have to confront the liberal wing of his own party, who see this as nothing short of an escalation of war, even a new war. so can president obama sell his troop commitment to leading democrats? can he fight a war mainly dependent on republican voters? and how will it sell to an increasingly skeptical american public? >>> plus, you're not going to like this picture. president obama may have republicans on his side when it comes to afghanistan, but his decision to try 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed up in new york federal court has given them another reason for attack. and now an attorney for one of ksm's co-defendants says all five detainees plan to plea not guilty and act as their own lawyers in court so that they can, qu
Nov 1, 2009 11:00am EST
the army really believes that. i think the obama administration is more skeptical. >> lauren, there are two schools of thought on the president's protracted process. one is dick cheney school of the president dithering and that he is patient. what repercussions are there for the policy? >> well, our allies are looking to us for a very clear signal as to whether we are going to commit. unfortunately the rhetoric of the president's early months has become a good deal less, shall we say, aggressive, less decisive than where he began. obviously the pakistanis are concerned there might be decline in our commitment to the situation and, frankly, i think what they're detecting is right. i don't think the administration wants to do this. they're trying to figure out some way of extricating themselves, or at least not building up any further, but it is awfully hard. they have boxed themselves in. >> greg's excellent story in the washington post today about how obama is going through province by province to find out the leaders. that is like lbj poring over maps in the vietnam white house in the seco
Nov 25, 2009 11:00pm EST
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast, tonight an assessment stof obama administration as the president faces an important speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation with doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian, and her son joseph who served in iraq and afghanistan. we had promoted this eve name conversation with the "newsweek" reporter who was arrested and detained for 118 days in a tehran prison, that interview will be seen on friday night. tonight, an assessment of the obama presidency and a conversation with mother and son doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it has now been more than a year since president obama was elected. his administration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the unemployment rate has hovered above 10%. u.s. troops are preparing to lead over time a calmer iraq, but the taliban has gained strength in afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate t
Nov 24, 2009 4:00pm EST
joins us now live from "the situation room." >> thanks, rick. happening now. president obama feeds a huge guessing game hinting at when he'll announce his strategy for afghanistan, but a source is now telling cnn how many troops the pentagon expects to send. meanwhile, dinner and diplomacy will be served. the president tends to america's relationship with india and hosts its prime minister to a state dinner. it is the first of this administration. >>> and jennifer hudson, well, she's going to be here as well as there. the oscar and grammy winner will sing for the president and guests, but, first, she's going to be here in "the situation room" and she previews one of the songs for us. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports for around the world. you're in "the situation room." >> virtually the entire nation and the world waits to hear on how many more american troops president obama might send to afghanistan. well, today it was the president himself who fueled the fire. he is giving a sense of when
Nov 29, 2009 7:00am EST
" is next. . . . host: in our first half-hour we are going to take a look at president obama's foreign- policy. "the economist" describes it in many ways but uses two words in particular -- subtle and not leave. what do you think about president obama's foreign- policy? for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. you can twitter us at, e-mail us at this is the leading section of "the economist." the headline this morning, the quiet american. "subtle or strategic diplomacy" the world will find out with his speech on tuesday. "a weakness runs through his foreign-policy. it looks to many that he has dithered, and of the liberated on afghanistan. managing squabbling officials and twisting the arm of, you karzai has accomplished -- twisting the arm of homage karzai -- hamid karzai, which will he be? clever or week? does this president have a strategy backed if necessary by force to reorder the world? or is he merely a presidential version of aldern pyle"? we wanted to use some of the words from "the ec
Nov 12, 2009 6:00pm EST
to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama has ordered his top advisers to revise the afghan war options they presented him. that word came today after the top u.s. diplomat in afghanistan warned against sending large new numbers of troops. judy woodruff has our lead story report. >> reporter: the president's call for new troop options came with 68,000 americans already on the ground, and calls for 40,000 more, from commanding general stanley mcchrystal. but the u.s. ambassador, retired lieutenant general karl eikenberry, reportedly has strongly advised against major new deployments until the afghan government confronts widespread corruption. reports of classified cables sent from eikenberry to president obama were splashed across the front pages of major newspapers today. the ambassador's advice seemed to be reflected in a white house statement issued last night. it read: "after years of substantial investments by the american people, governance in afghanistan must improve in a reasonable period of time." news accounts said four proposals were o
Nov 24, 2009 6:00pm EST
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama confirmed today he's ready to announce his decision on sending u.s. troops to afghanistan. he said he'd spell out his plans after thanksgiving. margaret warner has our lead story report. >> warner: the president met well into last night with his national security team, his tenth and final such session since september. today, it was widely reported he'll address the nation tuesday night. >> i'll be making an announcement on how we intend to move forward. >> warner: the president spoke of his decision at a joint news conference with indian prime minister manmohan singh, who was making the first state visit of the obama presidency. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. and i feel very confident that when the american people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, that they will be supportive. >> warner: mr. obama was said
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
out of it. we were looking pretty seriously at a future of a mccain/palin ticket winning. barack obama found his voice and he started talking about how this financial crisis was not the result of just one or two bad apples but a result of ideology of the regulation. that is where he was not telling the truth. it was not just the bush years. what gives me a little bit of a different perspective is because i do not live in the u.s.. i am much less partisan. i am not driven by a desire for democrats to win elections. that is not what drives my riding. during that election campaign, we knew damn well that the key pieces of legislation that created the economic crisis had been created during the clinton years. we knew that this was a better political message to claim that the ideology was bush policy. the problem with the intellectual dishonesty is that it comes back to bite you. if you are lying to yourself and everyone else, then what is to prevent larry summers from coming back and being given the keys to the treasury once again. >> what grade would you give on this issue? >> what grade?
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama began filling in key international leaders today on his new war strategy for afghanistan. it was part of the final run-up to his announcement, in a nationally televised address tomorrow night. ray suarez has our lead story report. >> suarez: the president informed his top civilian and military aides of the decision last night, and set in motion a far-reaching overhaul of u.s. policy in afghanistan. the centerpiece is expected to be the deployment of up to 35,000 additional american troops raising the total to some 100,000. the first to go are likely to be 9,000 u.s. marines moving into southern helmand province, a center of taliban resistance. but it's already clear the president faces opposition in congress. vermont independent bernie sanders was on abc yesterday: >> i have a real problem supporting 30,000 or 40,000 more troops and $100 billion more a year for that war on top of what we're spending in iraq. >> suarez: today, white house spokesman robert gibbs said the issue of cost, not only in li
Nov 29, 2009 11:00pm EST
in the -- barack obama. >> yes, and this is what i tracked in the -- track in the book. the ambition of the super brands of the 1990's in companies like starbucks and nike and apple. the equated their ideas with this transcendent injury. they ended up making themselves -- this transcendent in the jury -- imagery. the ended up making themselves -- they ended up making themselves very vulnerable to their consumers demanding more of them. when a company like apple uses gondi in an ad -- ghandi in an ad, or anti racism in their market, it is usually because somebody at their advertising firm did research and found that this would be most resonant with their target. they were not prepared for being held accountable for these ideas when consumers ask why 16- year-old girls are making your speakers for a paltry wages if you believe in treating women fare. -- fair. it is interesting. that kind of activism forced a lot of reforms on companies, but i argue in the introduction that the most significant development in the world of branding is the application of this theory of the hollow corporation and all
FOX News
Nov 4, 2009 1:00pm EST
that voted for president obama now sliding over to the red column. in virginia, republican taking erased from his democratic opponent by a margin of 18 points. he even won the county's that went for president obama loss of it appeared in new jersey, republican chris christie beating back a deep-pocketed incumbent and a full-court press from the white house, too. the garden state's first republican governor in more than a decade. one bright spot for the democrats -- they did win a hotly contested special election for new york's third congressional district. bill owens edging out a conservative candidate who had the backing of gop stars. our chief political correspondent is alive for us in newark, new jersey. what does the christie when say about the national political landscape? >> they prefer to focus on new jersey issues, they say. a humbled posture for a win after a big surprise and a real upset ousting the democratic incumbent governor. christie today is going to come to a charter school in newark in a part of the city that is heavily democratic, lots of minority voters, not the kind of pl
FOX News
Nov 13, 2009 9:00pm EST
a hannity investigation next. sean: president obama and his senior and writers have been looking to history and america's involvement in the vietnam war to guide their decision about what sort of commitment to make in afghanistan. what lessons are they taking? we thought it was worth looking into. take a look at what we found out. >> the world cannot afford the price that would come to us if if -- if afghanistan slides into chaos. sean: general's four mcchrystal gave president obama a strategy for victory in afghanistan. >> i am announcing a comprehensive new strategy for afghanistan and pakistan. sean: three months later, that strategy has yet to be implemented. the president has made a show of hesitation and in decision. in a private, he and his advisers are looking to the vietnam war for guidance. they are looking to one book in particular. according to "the wall street journal," david axelrod and rahm emanuel tour through "lessons in disaster" and give it to the president. we read it, and it reaches surprising conclusions. the argument is made that jfk serve out his term, he would have
Nov 4, 2009 5:30pm EST
a few months ago. >> one year into his presidency, the honeymoon appears to be over for barack obama. the republican party has claimed victories in the states of new jersey and virginia. republicans are talking about a comeback could double this change the shape of the -- republicans are talking about a comeback. could this change the shape of politics? how important is this for barack obama and the democrats? >> the republicans are saying that this is a slap against the government in washington. critics say that this was about local issues. this was not about barack obama and his style of government. i think that the democrats and mr. obama have to be worried about some things that we learned in the exit polls. a lot of independent voters who helped propel barack obama went to the right. when they came out of the polling stations, they cited the massive growth in government spending, the deficit, the economy. they are going towards the conservative vote. also, a lot of young voters that came out in strength in 2008 were simply not there when you look at virginia and new jersey. >> t
Nov 10, 2009 9:00am EST
. remembering the victims of fort hood. president obama gets ready to leave washington to honor the fallen in texas. >>> and tropical storm ida comes ashore in alabama. we will see if the remnantses will affect our region. good morning. i am andrea roane. it is tuesday november 10. tropical storm ida on the gulf coast. will we feel any of its effects? howard bernstein has our forecast. >> a little bit andrea. >>> south and east especially to the norfolk region will see more of that more moderate rain from ida. not too many clouds. a few breaks with peeks of sunshine here and there at this hour as temperatures warming into the 50s in most areas. although manassas and martinburg at 48 degrees. lots of 55 from national, annapolis, eastton. cambridge. the river keeping quantico cooler. they are at 50. temperatures climbing into the low, even middle 60s for highs. average high 59. lots of clouds but mainly dry, i think there is a slim chance of a sprinkle -- better chance tonight. 9:01. time for a traffic update. hello angie. >> hello everybody. welcome to the 9:00 hour. let's take a look at th
Nov 29, 2009 9:00am EST
>> decision time for afghanistan. president obama announces his plan tuesday. we'll get a preview from two top senators, jon kyl, the number two republican, and evan bayh, a democrat on the armed services committee. then a debate over health care reform and more with two political heavyweights, former presidential candidates republican mike huckabee and democrat howard dean. plus, they walk the line. meeting the president, vice president and other dignitaries at the white house state dinner. how did they give the slip to the secret service and why? our sunday panel discusses the story everyone's talking about. and our power player of the week, celebrating a century of caring for the nation's wounded warriors. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. tuesday night president obama lays out his new military strategy for afghanistan. joining us now two senators who support the president will need. from arizona, jon kyl, the senate's number two republican, and evan bayh. president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west
Nov 11, 2009 5:00am EST
told family members moments before being executed. >>> plus tough choices facing president obama as the president gets ready to honor america's veterans. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 11th, 2009. take a look outside. with very rain falling around the region right now. you can see it through the lens. meteorologist tom kierein in the studio with a look at the praft. >> wet and blustery for veterans day for all the events. it's wet all over the region. all the blue and green you see on the radar is rain. the green is where it's coming down harder. we'll had any y over .1 inch. the wider view showing more rain coming up out of the south, all associated with the remnants of tropical storm ida. and for the rest of the day, breezy and wet and temperatures gradually backing back into the 40s in the afternoon. looks like a wet night tonight, too, holding steady in the upper 40s through the evening. by dawn tomorrow looks like we'll have rain around, a lower chance of showers, mainly south and east of washington,
Nov 29, 2009 8:00am EST
but managed to slip through white house security. and this is a big deal. especially for the obama administration, this week we're expecting obama to make an announcement about the international security plans for the future yet we have a white house that can't even secure its own front gates. there are many people who would love to get into a white house state dinner and that's very interesting to people. they got into the blue room and posed with high-level local politicians. they're known as socialites and owe money to high-end vendors in the washington area. apparently they haven't paid the bills in a little while. they have quite a long court history of civil suits lined up. and this is something that's all come to light now that the secret service is taking a look into their past. >> yeah. a few of the things coming to light regarding michaele says shaes former model, largest shoe collection in washington, d.c. wow. there's some controversy over the claims, notably, the claim to be a pro cheerleader, right? >> that's right t. washington redskins cheerleading association says
Nov 29, 2009 9:00am EST
't it? >> all right. thank you very much. talk to you later. as president obama gets ready to unveil the new afghanistan strategy, a new senate report looks at a crucial failure in the battle against al qaeda in the months after 9/11 saying osama bin laden quote within our grasp in late 2001 when military leaders decided not to pursue him with massive force saying the escape helped lay the foundation for reinvigorated insurgence and enflamed the strife that threatens pakistan. >>> across the country, millions of americans are heading home after the thanksgiving holiday and aaa says nearly 38 million took trips this thanksgiving weekend. most of them traveling by car, 33.2 million in all. and we're looking at i-4 right now live in orlando, florida, where it looks pretty good right now on the roadways. might be less hectic at the airports. about 2 million people traveling by air this weekend. thanksgiving air travel dropped a staggering 25% since 2007. we'll have a live report coming up on that. >>> what will the weather be like for the travelers? the weather channel's carl parker join
Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
widespread corruption. reports of classified cles sent from eikenrry to esident obama were splashed across e front pages of major newspapers today. t ambassador's advice seemed to be reflected in ahite house statemt issued last night. it read: "afteyears of substantial investments bthe american peoe, governance in afghanistan musimprove in a reasonable piod of time." news accountsaid four propols were on the table thursday as the prident met again with his nationasecurity team. today however, defee secretary robert gates nfirmed mr. obama wanted something different. e option was to add 30,000 o more troops to take on the taliban in targeted, keareas. the otr three ranged from a small influx of forces to th 4000 general mcchrystal has asked r. the eventsn the u.s. could add to the pressure on ahan presint hamid karzai, after his default re-eltion earlier this mont secretary of state hillary clinn underscored that point today, during a stopn the ilippines. >> we're lookg to president karzaias he forms a new government, to takaction that will demonstrate-- n to the internional community-- but f
Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
are falling in the artic. the global sea level is rising. i am satellited to note that president obama and you in your daily -- i am delighted to note that president obama and you in your daily work know that the climate is important in your daily task. of new technologies offers great opportunities for growth and innovative jobs. and innovative jobs. . no doubt about it, in december the world will look to us, to theure peaians and to the americans. and it is true there can be no agreement without china and india. but i'm convinced once we and europe and america show ourselves ready to adopt binding agreements, we will also be able to persuade china and india to join in, and then in copenhagen we shall be able to overcome this wall separating the present and future in the interest of our children and grandchildren, and in the interest of sustainable development all over the world. ladies and gentlemen, i'm convinced just as we found the strength in the 20th century to bring about the fall of the wall made of concrete and barbed wire, we shall now show the necessary strength to overcome the wal
Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
thaat with finances already stretched, "the obama administration is expected to recommit soon at the cost of $1 million per soldier. where will the money come from? take a guess. they want an additional tax on the upper bracket. they can afford it, he explained, they have done incredibly well. the top end of the u.s. middle- class my question that assessment." we have a related editorial from "the wall street journal." we want to check in with mike allen this morning. you are amongst those reporting about the speech next tuesday night. what are you hearing? of caller: that the president is not only ready to announce, but explain his decision to the american people. that will be tough, he will be pushed from the left and the raft -- left and the right about what he comes up with. the speech will probably be in prime time, one week from today, we will see the president's defense secretary and other key officials on capitol hill, elaborating on this strategy. the question that you raised about money is a big one. those figures that you gave it from the budget dir
FOX News
Nov 11, 2009 1:00pm EST
news conference will be streaming live on to the war in afghanistan, president obama will hold his eighth and possibly final meeting to discuss strategy options for afghanistan. four options for additional troops being deployed, the most expansive plan calls for a surge of 49,000 troops. let's get live to caroline in the white house. when do we get a decision on this them up >> expected decision today coming out of that meeting, and do not expect one until after he comes back from his trip to asia. it could even go into december. each option has a different number of troops, but they all increase the level of personnel on the ground in afghanistan. each has different goals depending on the number of troops. trace: the big question is how many troops. are we zeroing in on a specific level? >> the white house is adamant that no decisions have been made, but the pentagon crew has been told that the president seems to be focusing on at least 30,000 more. 40,000 was the request from general stanley mcchrystal. those numbers will be the focus. some of them would be fighters
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 2:00am EST
obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point, senator kyl, what will you be listening for. >> what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> divide it into two pieces, first of all, the details, will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area, as quickly as possible. and, the other two key elements, the political and the economic elements, of counterinsurgency. but, in a broader way, the second part of this i'll be looking for is as follows: let's don't have talk of a phased deployment. we'll send a few troops immediately and then see what happens, see how it plays out, maybe send some more. that is kind of reminiscent of vietnam and the escalation that slow escalation did not work there. you need to put in everybody you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch, to the enemy. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. and i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. because all that does is signal to the e
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Nov 10, 2009 9:00am EST
congressmen. he has stated publicly that he believes it is a clear act of terrorism. president obama and the first lady are expected to be among thousands in fort hood. we are awaiting the white house departure to texas. you will see live coverage this afternoon on the fox news channel of the president's trip. patti ann: now to the battle over health-care reform. democrats raising alarms over the cost of the bill moving through congress. the senate is under pressure now from the president to follow the house and pass overhaul legislation that could cost trillions. "the new york times" is reporting that moderate democrats are worried that the current proposal will not keep the president's promise to rein in health-care spending. stu varney joins us. 39 house democrats voted against the health care overhaul. "the new york times" is reporting that democratic senators are also getting squeamish. they're not convinced the bill will pay for itself. >> "the new york times" front page says some democrats are in trouble because they fear it will not deal with runaway health-care costs. the pr
Nov 12, 2009 6:00am EST
possibly write with the obama administration to oppose a freeze on building settlements inside the west bank? , one. this is the issue. the issue is not the guarantees. they averted a negotiated time and again. the issue is the decision, the street strategic vision. as of your question, i have said this before and i will refer to the history of mankind. they don't like in aliens coming to their country and controlling their country. i'm not condoning, i'm not condemning. we used to have a good working relationship with the united states prior to the war in iraq. the reason we in theory a oppose the war was that we told the bush administration that would blind to that region and we don't underestimate the with them. for you to invade and occupy iraq will be equivalent to pandora's box of evils. you go there and you will unleash evils that we don't understand, all sorts of forest have been unleashed. it's actually run for any country in the world to go and occupy another country, dismantle its government, disbanded government, the spanish police force. and pretend that they know better. y
Oct 31, 2009 8:00pm EDT
] >> we're also honored to be joined by the president of the united states, president obama. [applause] >> distinguished members of the house of representatives in the united states senate. the director of the united states mint. senator brooke's wife anne, his son edward, and all of you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the colors by the united states armed forces color guard, the singing of our national anthem, and the retiring of the colors. ♪ ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we held -- hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and the rocket's red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there o say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing as the chaplin of the united states senate, dr. barry black, gives the invocation. >> let us pray. eternal lord god,
Nov 23, 2009 10:00pm EST
she joined president obama and presenting the 2009 rfk human rights award to the women of zimbabwe. we salute ethel kennedy and the work for the center for justice and human rights, established in honor of her late husband. for more about the rfk center, go to now erica hill and "ac 360." >>> tonight women concerned about whether to get a mammogram have something new to think about. will those recommendations, the same ones still causing such a stir, actually find their way into law? administration officials say not to worry, noting these are only guidelines. but did they speak too soon? could this derail the push for health care reform? we're "keeping them honest." >>> plus, helping us, a high powered panel to do that, former hewlett-packard ceo carly fiorina and gloria steinem, both of them breast cancer survivors and bernadine healey with us. >>> the 9/11 mastermind steps from ground zero. the obama administration wants to provide him with a platform. is the former vp selling new york and the justice system short? a strategy session tonight with two former fed
Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
. speaking of george bush, in an analysis speec, looks at the lae obathe way obama goes about the decision making process. later on, there is a quote from lawrence wilkerson, a retired army colonel. let's get to your thoughts on what we are learning that the president will in fact add more troops to afghanistan. we will hear from sam from west new york, new jersey. caller: it is time to get out of afghanistan and iraq. doing a war on terrorism with our mighty military might, with tanks and planes this kind of like trying to exterminate cockroaches with a sledgehammer. it is absolutely pointless. what happened on 9/11 was more of a crime that it was an act of war. >> how do you generally fill about the use of u.s. troops. are you almost always against it, or is of the circumstances here? guest: it is the circumstances here. after 9/11, i was almost in support of what bush wanted to do in going in iraq. after the anger fades, you have to look reality end use reason. that is why i like obama. he goes with his gut. host: thank you. scott, independent. caller: good morning. host: good morning.
Nov 15, 2009 7:00am EST
. among the weekend travels through asia. president barack obama wrapping up the economic conference in singapore and then south korea before returning home this friday. when he re returns he'll announ sachlt war worth the price. front page story in the "new york times". the number is on your screen. call now. if your an independent 202628 pse&g 0205. the headline is high cost way on the troop debate for the afghan war. here are some of the % details. while president barack obama decision on sending more troops is primary a military one it's a budget implication that could add pressure. the commitment according to senior administration officials the latest cost was placed at 40,000 american troops in expanding u.s. forces the price tag. 40 billion dollars. at 54 balling year. even if troops are send and mission is modified of a billion a year appears almost consistent. even if preár"ent barack obamas for lower troop commitment the new cost could wash out the projected 26 billion saved by 2010 from withdrawing trooping from iraq. the numbers are on your screen and we welcome viewers
Nov 11, 2009 8:00pm EST
obama. this is a little less than an hour. >> present arms! >> present. [brass band playing "star spangled banner"] ♪ >> order. >> right shoulder. [shouting orders] >> present. >> present. [bublgle plays "taps"] >> order. >> right shoulder. [no audio] [no audio] >> mark time. halt. >> present arms. >> present. >> order. >> order. >> forward. >> mark time. >> commanders, take charge of your units. >> forward. [drum] >> about face. forward. >> about face. arms. >> about face. forward. >> forward. >> forward. >> forward march. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] ["hail to the chief" playing] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing for the procession of our nation's colors and those of our veterans service organizations and the united states air force concert band plays the -- plays the "national emblem march". ♪ ♪ ♪ [the "national emblem march" playing] ♪ >> please remain standing for the prayer for all veterans delivered by chaplain keith etheridge, director of the department of veterans affairs chaplain
Nov 11, 2009 12:00pm EST
. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed innocent people, as terrorists do. it was indiscriminate. and so, i am proud the president went down to fort hood, and i appreciate him going. these are his troops that were killed and wounded, and they are america's friends, and we love them, and we appreciate them and their sacrifice, and we
Nov 11, 2009 5:30pm EST
they have lost in this modern day theater of war. >>> in the u.s., president obama led commemorations just as he vowed to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan. he attended the veterans day ceremony, and the white house said four options are under consideration, all involving more troops. there was no direct reference to afghanistan or iraq. mr. obama later visited the national cemetery in arlington. he paid tribute to those killed in conflicts past and present. >> behind me are the words of our first commander in chief. when we assume the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen. just as the contributions that our servicemen and women make to this nation do not and when they take off their uniforms, neither do our obligations to them. when we fulfill those obligations, we're not just keeping faith with our veterans, we are keeping faith with the ideals of service and sacrifice, upon which this republic was founded. >> president obama at arlington cemetery. >>> protests in iran over the decision by the college of oxford university to set up a scholarship in the name of an iranian student k
Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
: as president obama struggles over afghanistan, echoes of his dilemma from the anguish of another president four decades ago. >> not a damn human thinks that 50,000 or 100,000 or 150,000 are going to end that war. >> moyers: stay tuned. >> from our studios in new york, bill moyers. >> moyers: welcome to the journal. our country wonders this weekend what is on president obama's mind. he is apparently, about to bring months of deliberation to a close and answer general stanley mcchrystal's request for more troops in afghanistan. when he finally announces how many, why, and at what cost, he will most likely have defined his presidency, for the consequences will be far- reaching and unpredictable. as i read and listen and wait with all of you for answers, i have been thinking about the mind of another president, lyndon b. johnson. i was 30 years old, a white house assistant, working on politics and domestic policy. i watched and listened as l.b.j. made his fateful decisions about vietnam. he had been thrust into office by the murder of president john f. kennedy on november 22, 1963- 46 years ago thi
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